Hay hay, scrappy friends! It’s Stacie back with you today to share how I used some of my scraps leftover from my October kit and extras to create a simple and quick layout. As one month ends and a new one starts, I like to take a last look at my current kit and extras that are on my desk and see if there is anything that sparks any creative ideas before I break apart the products and put them away. This time it was some scrap pieces of paper from the Autumn Days 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack that sparked the creative idea.
I created this layout by cutting four of the patterned papers from the Autumn Days Paper Stack to 7″ x 1.5″. After the papers were adhered, I decided that I wanted to give the page some texture, so I dusted off my sewing machine and sewed around the edge of each piece of paper. I added even more texture to the page by folding and ripping the edges of each piece of paper. After I had sewed all of the pieces to the page, I simply went back around the edges folding them up and down and even adding in some rips here and there.
I love the way the messy sewing and ripped paper seems to add just the right amount of texture to the page. Of course if you don’t like that type of look, you just need to make sure that you sew right at the edge of the paper. Next, I chose the “so many things to be thankful for” journaling tag from the October 2020 Kit and printed out my journaling on it. I added the journaling tag and my photo to the page with foam squares to pop both off the page.
When I have an embellishment that I love, like the Acrylic Leaves, and only have a few left, I like to use them all on my project in a cluster. Of course for me no project is complete without some stamping! I used one of the phrase stamps from the Documented Stamp. To finish off the layout I added some of the October die cuts from the October 2020 Kit.
This layout was very simple, came together quickly, and I managed to use some of my stash! Win-win in my book! I hope this has inspired you to use your stash and get creative. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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